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(From Business Day (South Africa))
Byline: Sue Blaine
More black faces but has education really changed? WITS DEBATE PROBES PROGRESS OF TRANSFORMATION IN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING Education Correspondent THE education department and SA's 22 higher education institutions face some tough questions on whether the transformation that has been achieved in the sector is enough, and of the right kind, a panel discussion at the University of the Witwatersrand was told last week.
Molapo Qhobela, the department's acting deputy director-general of higher education, said government had worked hard to turn SA's fragmented apartheid-era higher education system into the single, co-ordinated system which, although established in 1997, was only becoming entrenched today.
The result was an 18% increase in black student enrolment in higher education, from 1994's 42% to 2005's 60%, and …